Jul 18, 2011 3:00am EDT
custody after hours of questioning. >> the head of scotland yard has stepped down even though this top cop insists he did nothing wrong. >> reporter: rebekah brooks was rupert murdock's protege and it's said he considered her his other daughter. sunday she went to scotland yard to answer questions about the cell phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of the tabloid newspaper "news of the world." that they hacked the cell phones of 4,000 people in search of scoops. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: later in the day, another bombshell. the head of scotland yard resigning. surpail stevenson said he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists, nor of the alleged bribery of police officers by "news of the world" reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. >> reporter: tuesday, rupert murdock and his son ja
Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
. there was a bribery scandal. the head of scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal had anything to do with that. i don't know that any of that went on here and as of right now, it's still in london. a lot of folks want to bring it here. >> what is your opinion on that, ed? >> other than the potential hacking into the 9/11 victims, i'm not sure pat is wrong on this. he may be right. the one thing we don't want it to become, speaking as a democratic progressive. we don't want it to be a witch hunt on murdock. we don't need that. >> right. >> the story is bad enough on its own. >> andrea, let me invite you in on this. we are expecting testimony from murdock and his son tomorrow. that's going to be a circus-like scene. it's unclear who had connection to all of this. >> i think they all have connections. anyone who has lived or worked there knows. peter you spent a lot of time in london, you know the close connectio
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
resigned just yet. scotland yard under intense scrutiny from allegedly taking bribes from news of the world journalists anduates is facing questions about why he failed to pursue investigations into phone hacking. he has just said he's done nothing wrong. but the highly anticipated witness today are media mogul murdock, his son james and former news international chief executive brooks. they're facing questions about allegations that news of the world journalists working for them illegally eavesdropped on thousands of people and bribed police for confidential usual information. ten people have been arrested in the scandal including brooks and the communications chief for prime minister david cameron. a former news of the world editor. now we could see hearings like this here in d.c. too as the justice department investigating whether the phone hacking extended to the united states. i will stay on top of this for you as murdock's testimony scheduled to begin in about 15 minutes. reporting live from washington, d.c., allison burns, now back to you. >>> breaking news now from san mateo county.